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Austin Stitchery Guild
An outgrowth of a small group of local needlepointers, the Austin Stitchery
Guild became a chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America in January
1976, with only 35 members. With a membership in excess of 300, Guild
members' interest encompass many areas of embroidery, including needlepoint,
counted cross stitch, blackwork, quilting, applique, smocking, French
handsewing, drawn and pulled thread work, Hardanger embroidery and more.
Since 1976, the guild has held 13 successful Needlework Festivals, which
have made possible workshops with nationally recognized experts in a variety
of stitching techniques. Stitchers of all levels of ability are welcome.
Lectures, workshops, correspondence courses, national and regional seminars,
exhibits and study/interest groups are offered. All chapter members are
invited to attend any chapter activity.
PURPOSE: To promote excellence in the art of embroidery, which is defined as
the embellishment of woven fabric with decorative stitches done with a
needle with an eye.
DAY Meetings are held the 4th Monday of the month at 10:30 AM at North Village Library, 2505 Steck Avenue, Austin, TX 78757.
NIGHT Meeting are held the 4th Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM at Yarborough Branch Library, 2200 Hancock Drive, Austin, TX 78756.
Meetings are held the 1st Monday of the month at 7:00 PM at the Georgetown
Historical Sampler Satellite
Meetings are held the 3rd Saturday of the month from 12:30 - 4:30 pm at the Howsone Library, 2500 Exposition Blvd., Austin, TX 78703. Please check our website austinstitchers.org for additional information.
Visit our Web site to see a
listing of the workshops and special events planned.
Membership includes monthly educational meetings, a monthly newsletter, and
a subscription to the EGA magazine, Needle Arts.
Membership is open to all persons without regard to race, color, creed, or
stitching proficiency, upon application and payment of $63.00 annual dues.
Plural dues are $25.00, no exceptions.
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